We're two months out from show season and my horse's coat looks like crap. Well, not so much his coat, as his coat is shiny and dappled and beautiful in all of the places he's not ripped his hair off. He's a klutz, and it doesn't matter whether he's turned out or kept in, he will find a way to scratch himself up. I'm not talking about bloody gashes or anything, but he does frequently come in (or out of his stall) with minor scratches and dings.
I've checked his paddock and stall for anything sharp or dangerous to no avail. Being in Phoenix, his paddock is a dry lot (sigh). He does seem to do somewhat better when he is kept in, which leads me to believe he's scratching himself mainly on the hard AZ ground in his paddock when he rolls. I do have the option of moving him to a paddock that is about half the size of his current one, but fully bedded. Perhaps that will help.
In the meantime, what are your favorite ointments to encourage hair regrowth and to help those dings heal? I'm a re-rider, and way back when we used to use Corona ointment. Is that still the thing to use? Anything new and improved I might try?
Just tell people you are a hero and adopted him from BLM and they are noble war wounds.
Seriously though I don't think anything makes hair grow back faster or bald men would not exist. Can you imagine if the secret of corona ointment got to Donald Trump? It's just lanolin - aka sheep fat. While it may be enriching for the SKIN and healing (hence all the emo around real sheepskin and it's amazing wonderous health benefits) it cannot stimulate a hair follicle to produce hair. Thank goodness too because it's commonly used for sore nipples in breastfeeding human women!
Before I got to the end of your post I was thinking abou telling you to try Corona. It is just lanolin, which keeps the area soft & moisturized. I think this allows the healing to occur a bit faster, which includes replacement hair. When my mare moved in with new pasture mates, she got a few bite marks. I kept Corona on them, hoping to prevent hard scar areas, but I was amazed at how fast the hair came back.
I don't think it is magic, and anything that keeps things soft & not scabby would probably do the same thing.
Be happy they can heal and fade away. My mare is a classic roan, she wears her scars for life. I actually had someone ask me if the spots over her hindquarters were because she was an appaloosa. The long straight scrape on her left side is particularly annoying.